California Institute of Technology - Caltech

California Institute of Technology - Caltech  
Astronomy - Jan 10
On June 16, 2018, a brilliant stellar explosion unlike any seen before went off in the skies, quickly capturing the attention of astronomers around the globe. First spotted by the  ATLAS  survey in Hawaii, the event was dubbed AT2018cow through a randomized naming system, and soon earned the nickname "Cow." Just three days after exploding, Cow had become 10 times brighter than a typical supernova-a powerful explosion that heralds the death of a massive star.
Astronomy - Jan 9

In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of radio waves coming from a magnetar-a rotating, dense, dead star with a strong magnetic field-that is located near the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy.

Life Sciences - Dec 21, 2018
Life Sciences

Integral membrane proteins (IMPs): They're unquestionably important and notoriously elusive. Caltech biochemistry professor Bil Clemons is on a mission to take some of the guesswork out of how we study them.

Astronomy - Dec 19, 2018

In November, NASA announced that the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission will be sent to Jezero Crater, a 28-mile-wide feature on the western edge of Isidis Planitia, a giant impact basin just north of the Martian equator.

Physics - Dec 12, 2018

To make modern communications possible, today's mobile devices make use of components that use acoustic waves (vibrations) to filter or delay signals.

Chemistry - Dec 6, 2018

Imagine not having to charge your phone or laptop for weeks. That is the dream of researchers looking into alternative batteries that go beyond the current lithium-ion versions popular today.

Earth Sciences - Jan 3
Earth Sciences

Understanding earthquakes is a challenging problem-not only because they are potentially dangerous but also because they are complicated phenomena that are difficult to study.

Life Sciences - Dec 19, 2018
Life Sciences

Move over Mona Lisa , here comes tic-tac-toe.

Life Sciences - Dec 18, 2018
Life Sciences

From birth, it takes humans almost two decades to reach adulthood; for a fruit fly, it takes only about 10 days.

Environment - Dec 12, 2018

EAS , GPS , JPL , engineering , environment_and_sustainability , information_science , interdisciplinary_research , planetary_science , research_news Facing the certainty of a changing climate coup

Life Sciences - Dec 4, 2018

Everyone makes little everyday mistakes out of habit-a waiter says, "Enjoy your meal," and you respond with, "You, too!" before realizing that the person is not, in fact, going to be enjoying your meal.

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